Monday, September 21, 2015

#BookReview & #Giveaway: The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

#BookReview: The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium Trilogy #4) by David Lagercrantz, George Goulding

On the jacket:

The girl with the dragon tattoo is back: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.  Written by Swedish novelist and journalist David Lagercrantz, this much anticipated continuation to one of the best-loved crime series of the last decade will be published in Sweden as Det som inte dödar oss (What Doesn't Kill You).


Stieg Larsson's The Millenium Series had taken the literary world by storm. I doubt any one who read has not read the series. Readers had quite cozied up to the idea of reading more of Salander and Blomkvist when Larson died unexpectedly. Taking the legacy of the Larson magic ahead, Swedish author David Lagercrantz has written The Girl In the Spider's Web.

Firstly, don't read the book with any expectations. When the original author is not writing the book, however good the other author is, there will be differences. However, Lagercrantz comes quite close to achieving what was surely difficult.

A Swedish scientist has approached Blomkvist for protection and help, but he gets killed before he could tell everything to Blomkvist. What comes as a surprise to Blomkvist is that the scientist had contacted Salander too, though the latter had been avoiding him the last few months. The plot thickens and the two have to work together, again. While Lagercrantz's style of writing is pretty different from Larson's, the treatment given to the story is quite good. The beginning is a bit slow but do not worry. Just keep reading, the surprises begin soon enough. The book begins with an extremely interesting recount of a hand beating rhythmically on the bed of a strange bedroom. The reader is introduced to this scene and then pulled out of it, taken far away. A reasonably good read!

Here is a kick-ass giveaway for you! 

Hachette gives you the chance to win The Millenium Series and MORE! 

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1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
3. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
4. Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
5. The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy
6. An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
7. Rescue by Nicolas Sparks
8. Under the Dome by Stephen King
9. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
11. The Elephant Catchers: Key Lessons for Breakthrough Growth by Subroto Bagchi
12. In Spite of the Gods by Edward Luce
13. Living History by Hillary Clinton
14. To The Moon and Back by Jill Mansell
15. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
16. Theodore Boone,Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
17. One Day by David Nicholls
18. The Devotion Of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
19. Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer and Yvonne Gilbert
20. The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R.Carey

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  1. Fab review and love the giveaway

  2. I've read the first book in this series, but for some reason didn't move forward. Would love to see how Lagercrantz has continued the series. Thanks for the review Sam, I think i'll add this to my to-read.

  3. Done done and done. This happens to be a series that has always intrigued me and I haven't read it yet. The last time I bought the full set someone borrowed it and lost the entire set. Well let's see what happens here.

  4. This series has been a part of my wish list for so long, hoping to win this giveaway *fingers crossed *

  5. I have always wanted to read this series. But somehow different books crept into my reading list and this series remained in waiting.

    Thanks for the giveaway ☺

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing, Sam di!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts


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